Anyone experience with Octopus macropus?

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  1. nightlife31

    nightlife31 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Anyone experience with Octopus macropus or knows something about this specie? Size, day/nightliving, escape urge, etc.

    I know a suplier who can get me one. I will ask if he can get me a bimac or vulgaris, but don't know that yet.
    Which other species, except for bimac will also be alife during daytime?


    greetz, Rutger
     
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Rutger,

    I've looked up O. macropus for you in Cephalopods: A World Guide. There is an Octopus macropus species complex as well as a species called O. macropus. They are large (body 15 cm, arms to 1 m), have long front arms and have a red and white color pattern. Also, they are nocturnal.

    I don't know what's available there, but you might want to choose a smaller octopus. You may be able to slowly influence when your octopus is active.

    Nancy
     
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    Another diurnal species of octopus is O.cyanea which is more commonly called the day octopus for obvious reasons. It gets to be larger than a bimac with a mantle length of 16cm and can be found all over the place.
     

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